Clubs Discuss Democracy


May 22, 1991|By Diane Mullaly

* 50 Years Ago (week of May 18-24, 1941): Homemakers Clubs of Howardand Anne Arundel counties convened a joint meeting on Wednesday at the new Ellicott City High School on Montgomery Road. R. F. Steinmeyerof the University of Maryland was the guest speaker and gave an address on "The Challenge to the Democratic Way of Life."

Coffee was served by the Ellicott City Homemakers, and the Anne Arundel County Chorus sang .

* The annual Doughoregan Manor Horse Show took place this week, attracting nearly 150 entries. Judges evaluated 20 categories, including various hunting, jumping and saddle classes. Proceeds from the event benefited the Howard County Public Health Associations.

25 Years Ago (week of May 15-21, 1966): State Sen. James Clark, D-Howard County, delivered a letter to the County Planning Commission in which heobjected to a recent decision that would result in all public schoolsites in the new city of Columbia being considered as "open space."

The original estimate of 3,500 open acres had already been reducedto 3,184. Designating school campuses as open space would reduce this figure by another 700 acres. Clark said that this move constituted a breach of faith with county residents.

Further, since the schoolboard would be buying the land from Columbia, this would mean that the county would be paying more than $2 million for "open space" previously promised by Howard Research and Development.

Information forthis column was culled from the Howard County Historical Society's Library.

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